Celebrating 50 Years

In 1967, when enrollment reached 5,704 students, the Dayton Campus of Miami University and Ohio State University ceased to exist, and the newly independent Wright State University came into being. Join us throughout 2017 as we celebrate our history and look forward to the future.

We see the potential in you

The Wright brothers were not pilots. They were dreamers and inventors. Through their persistence they taught the world to fly. Named after these pioneers we carry on their desire to build, create, and pioneer. What does it mean to be a pioneer? Find out here.

Student Profile

Breathtaking

Wright State graduate student Ryan Rakoczy’s neuroscience research takes on new meaning after premature birth of his son
Physiology and neuroscience graduate student Ryan Rakoczy hopes to develop better treatments for prematurely born infants and others with breathing ailments.
Student Profile

An inspirational start

Emma Stempfley's mother and father both inspired the first-year Wright State student to study biomedical engineering.
Faculty Profile

Inside job

Wright State’s Chinonye Chukwu launches pioneering film project with incarcerated women
Watch films written by incarcerated women as part of the “Pens to Pictures” project in the Creative Arts Center at noon on Dec 4.
Student Profile

Sourcing sojourn

Wright State’s Sarah Tritle attends prestigious Global Executive Summit
Wright State business major Sarah Tritle wants to work as a supply chain manager for the Air Force Materiel Command.

Colette Fu Pop-Up Structures Workshop

Saturday, January 21,
1 pm to 4 pm
160 Creative Arts Center

This is a unique opportunity to learn the basics of Pop-Up Book engineering with acclaimed artist

Swimming & Diving vs. Cleveland State

Saturday, January 21, 1 pm
WSU Natatorium

MBA Virtual Information Session

Wednesday, January 25,
Noon to 1 pm

Women's Basketball vs. Detroit Mercy

Friday, January 27, 7 pm
Wright State Nutter Center

Polar passage

Arctic expedition with Wright State’s Alison Agather and Katlin Bowman yields research, children’s book
Wright State graduate environmental sciences student Alison Agather and oceanographer and Wright State alumna Katlin Bowman sailed the Arctic Ocean to measure levels of toxic mercury.

Wright State Honors Institute to feature Dan Rather, New York Times journalist

Dan Rather will give a lecture on Jan. 31, followed by the Honors Institute luncheon with reporter John Herrman on Feb. 1.

Thinking it through

Wright State helps form Dayton Think Tank to respond to emergencies, disasters
The Dayton Think Tank includes terrorism, disaster and toxicology experts, emergency management specialists, military officials, political leaders, medical professionals, engineers, psychologists, computer scientists and law enforcement officials.